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    Independent Shabab Foundation

    The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always oraginzed in Cairo and Alexandria.

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    Why Luxor City?

    Though Luxor is the largest open-air museum in the world it was lacking artistic festivals. Its geographical position - in the very heart of Upper Egypt and hence closer to the rest of the African continent - gives the historic city a unique advantage .

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    Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    President Sayed Fouad El-Gennary

    Azza El Hosseiny

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    A PLATFORM FOR A NEW AFRICAN FILM MART TO CONNECT THE AFRICAN FILM TO THE REST OF THE WORLD

    ETISAL’s mission is to provide to the needs of young African filmmakers in expressing freely their skills and talents through filmmaking and promote their work globally.

    African short films is a “life savior” of young filmmakers (Aged between 18-30 of both genders) who are marginalized in terms of production and distribution. Although young filmmakers rep...

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    The festival has released the submission forms of its seventh edition competition which will take place from the 10th to the 22nd of march 2018. The festival will be receiving films starting the 1st of November and till the 20th of December, only films produced in 2017 by African directors will be accepted, except for the Freedoms Competition which is dedicated to the Egyptian journalist martyr Alhussaini abu deif.

    Mr. Sayed fouad the festival's president announced that this edition wil...

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    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    Chronology of Egyptian cinema

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    The Fespaco, A Matter of State

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

    Khaled Saleh ... originally confectioner

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Audience Prize for the Egyptian film MAWLANA – OUR PREACHER and the South African film KALUSHI awarded best feature film

Audience Prize for the Egyptian film MAWLANA – OUR PREACHER and the South African film KALUSHI awarded best feature film

Audience Prize for the Egyptian film MAWLANA – OUR PREACHER and the South African film KALUSHI awarded best feature film

  • In a glorious night at the Karnack temple, the sixth edition of Luxor African film festival has reached her final day with a big ceremony. The minister of antiquities , the governor of Luxor and the representative of the minister of culture attended the ceremony that started by honoring the Moroccan actor Mohamed Miftah and the Egyptian star Nelly Karim.

    The festival president , scriptwriter Sayed fouad addressed a speech in which he hoped that the next edition will be under the auspices of his excellency the president Abdel Fattah El Sisi himself, so the festival can express how deep and important are the relations between Egypt and all the African countries.

    From her part, the director of the festival, Azza El hosseiny thanked all the ministries, the authorities and the entities who supported the festival during this edition. She also mentioned the people of Luxor whose generosity and cooperation helped the festival to succeed and continues so far.

    After the speeches the juries of the different competition were called to the stage to announce the winner of each competition , and the awards were as follows:

    Long feature competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):

    Kalushi By : Mandlankayise Walter Dube – South Africa

    The Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen):

    " The Children Of the Mountain " By : Priscilla Anany - Ghana

    Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen:

    Actor / Amr Saad for his role in film " Mawlana – Our Preacher ) by : Magdi Ahmed Ali - Egypt.

    And also Actor / Majd Mastoura For His role in film " Hedi " by Mohamed ben Atteia – Tunisia .

    Long documentaries competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Long Documentary (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):

    " Footprints of pan-Africanism " , By : Shirikiana Aina – Ethiopia - Ghana

    Jury Prize (the Silver Mask of Tutankhamen) is unanimously awarded to Film

    " Little Eagles " By : Mohamed Rashad - Egypt

    Best Artistic Achievement (A Certificate of Appreciation and the Bronze Mask of Tutankhamen) is awarded to Film Director/ Ashraf Mswaki For his Film " White Potion " – Tanzania .

    Short film Competition

    Grand Nile Prize for Best Short Narrative (the Golden Mask of Tutankhamen):

    “le bleu , blanc, Rouge des mes cheveux” directed by Josza Anjembe – Cameroon

    The jury decided to dedicate the jury prize for short film to

    “We are just fine like this” directed by Mehdi Barsaoui – Tunisia

    The short film jury decided the prize of best artistic achievement for short film to

    “Kandil El Bahr” – directed by Damien Ounouri

    The short film jury decided to grant a special mention for the film

    “The Builder” – directed by Nagy Ismail – Egypt

    Independent Shabab Foundation

    Independent Shabab Foundation granted Radwan El- Kashef Prize for best film reflecting African issues to:

    “The Builder” – directed by Hany Ismail – Egypt

    Freedom Film competition

    El Hosseiny Abou Deif prize for best freedom film to “Mali Blues” – directed by Lutz Gregor – Germany

    The Freedom film jury decided

    A certificate of Merit to film “ Shashamane” – directed by Guilia Amati – Italy

    Audience Prize goes to the Egyptian film “Mawlana – Our Preacher” directed by Magdy Ahmed Aly - Egypt

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